Living cross-shaped lives with an eye on eternity. Matthew 16:21-28
In this last in the series ‘the Life of a Disciple’, Rosie sums up some of the areas which have been considered through the series and looks at what it means to be real, authentic disciples of Christ. She illustrates this using the story from Luke 13:10-13 of a woman ‘crippled’ for 18 years.
Peter Cunliffe develops the subject of discipleship and draws on Deuteronomy 4:4-9 and Mark 10:13-16 to explore what it means to have responsibility for the whole church in nurturing faith in one another, especially thinking about our roles in the faith development of children and young people. As adults in the church we face the […]
On Pentecost Sunday, Kate Baker continues the series about the life of discipleship speaking from personal experience and the miracle at the wedding in Cana about a life of faith and trust (John 2:1-11). There is a one minute pause for listening to God at the end of the recording before a final prayer.
Formed by the Spirit The Spirit is at work in us, in the church and in the world. In us…revealing the love of the Father to us, and so making us more like Christ In the church…forming the body of Christ – the Church and making a bride that will be holy and blameless and […]
Allen begins with ‘pictures’ of how we see the Father and the Son, and the difficulty of imagining the Spirit. Ezekiel 37 is the text for his speaking about. the Spirit under the headings: Resurrection, Renewal, Restoration. From Romans 8 he speaks of a theology of justification.
Liz speaks from Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 17:10-13 and the impact of an encounter on the streets of Cambridge about what equality looks like, prophetic voices and the hope of a new king.
As we talk about prayer over the coming Sundays let’s be clear we are looking to the Bible as the source of our encouragement to engage with the Lord God, YHWH, the God and father of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer is engaging God in relationship with him, a relationship that has been brought about by Jesus. It is personal, an expression of that relationship with God who has become our Father – having adopted us as his dearly beloved children. Effective prayer is linked directly to our inheritance –the kingdom of God that is pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay, an inheritance that is given for everyone. Through prayer we are recognising the reality of God’s kingdom, gaining confidence, standing tall in our new identity as chosen and beloved of God.
Continuing the series ‘All that Jesus said and did’ Peter Cunliffe speaks from Matthew 14:22-34
Peter Cunliffe addresses the rejection of Jesus at Nazareth, and the perceived ordinariness of Jesus, as an encouragement for all would-be disciples of Jesus to exercise the authority that Jesus gives to us.